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why have i been witholding all of this?? because cannibals ate my homework?  because i was held in hostage negotiations by terrorist pandas? well, mostly it was because i started christmas knitting and got caught up in the hectic insanity that is trying to finish a family’s worth of christmas gifts as the world’s slowest [...]

Jan 10th, 2010 | Filed under manliness, untastic sock yarn

so the fact that it’s dark every day when i get home from work and that the walls in my house are painted yellow makes it very difficult to get half-decent yarn photos, and that’s the excuse that i’m making for my lack of web-site-updating. however, if you want to get your hands on some [...]

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Nov 19th, 2009 | Filed under manliness, untastic sock yarn

i had fun at the Touchable show in Port Hope on the weekend, and i’m looking forward to seeing some finished objects – anyone who was there and got something from me, pop me an email (thecaptain@manspun.com) and show me pictures of what you’ve done. while i was there, i had some knitting time so [...]

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Nov 9th, 2009 | Filed under knitting, manliness, untastic sock yarn

the dog ate my homework…  that’s my excuse. much of the last couple of weeks has been spent in preparation for the Touchable show in Port Hope put on by my good friends the Fibre Arts Collective.  it will be the first show EVER where i’ll be there representing myself and my own yarn and [...]

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Oct 31st, 2009 | Filed under knitting, podcast, untastic sock yarn

no, my fingernails aren’t green because of boogers, but because i dyed. some coming-very-soon merino/cashmere/nylon Untastic Sock Yarn: as you can see, my nostrils are naturally booger-free, and there’s plenty of green yarn as evidence of the reason why my finger nails are green. i’m also going to put some manly spinning batts into the [...]

Oct 7th, 2009 | Filed under untastic sock yarn

so, i think i’ve finally gotten my computer problems solved.  stupid windows updates stupid crashed my stupid laptop, so expect to see more stupid updates from stupid me coming stupid soon. BUT on top of all of that nonsense, i updated the Yarn Shop of Manliness!  you should see it in its splendidness and awesomenosity. [...]

Aug 9th, 2009 | Filed under finished yarns, manliness, untastic sock yarn

someone was nice enough to remind me that i’ve been missing in action (like chuck norris!) for three weeks.  which happened to remind me that i’ve got this big pile of sock yarn waiting patiently for me to find new homes for it all. super manly sock yarn. untastic sock yarn. now featured in the [...]

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Jun 3rd, 2009 | Filed under finished yarns, untastic sock yarn

the bad news first, i had to rip apart my Alpaca Sweater of Awesomeness.  although it IS a very manly thing to make things unnecessarily large, that rule doesn’t generally apply to sweaters.  i learned the manly lesson of measure first, knit second.  a sweater that’s 10 inches too large is … well … too [...]

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May 10th, 2009 | Filed under knitting, untastic sock yarn

almost as quickly as it began, the great sock race is now over and we have a winner. everyone give a manly round of applause to Lisa from The Big Finish.  thankfully Lisa was using metal needles because if she had used wooden ones they would have caught fire. check them out… big thanks to [...]

May 5th, 2009 | Filed under manspun contest, untastic sock yarn

the first official entry came in from Lisa at The Big Finish…. the cappuccino helps to make these socks very manly. the second entry comes from RubyFox … she has chosen the manliest section of the newspaper of all to show her sock start. and what are you all knitting for?  here’s one of the [...]

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May 4th, 2009 | Filed under manspun contest, untastic sock yarn